Sunday 21st September 2014

St. Mary’s Church,  Levenshulme M19 3PY. Tel. 248 8836

St. Richard’s Church,  Longsight, M12 5TN. Tel. 224 1498

Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever 

       

 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Times of Masses

Monday      9.15am        St. Richard’s

Tuesday   10.00am        St. Mary’s Funeral Mass for Sean Molloy

Wednesday  9.30am       St. Mary’s

Thursday   12.30pm       St. Richard’s Funeral Mass for Owen Duffy

Friday        9.15am         St. Richard’s

Saturday   11.00am         St. Mary’s

 

Sunday Mass at St. Richard’s

Saturday                5.30pm                 

Sunday                  9.30am                 

 

Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s

Saturday                6.30pm                 

Sunday                 11.00am                               

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 11.30am – 12noon            St. Mary’s

Saturday   5.00pm – 5.20pm           St. Richard’s

 

Feasts of the Week

Tuesday 23rd Sept. Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

Friday 26th Sept. Saint Cosmas & Saint Damian, Martyrs

Saturday 27th Sept. Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest

 

Pray for the sick and housebound especially for those who are known to you. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.

 

Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently

Sean Molloy, Owen Duffy, Mary O’Sullivan, Eddie Coady, Mike Walsh.

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time Mary Varley, Catherine Crehan, Bernard Groarke.

 

THE WORD THIS WEEK

We can never hope fully to understand God: especially God’s generosity. We are very good at working out who is deserving of good fortune and who is not – unfortunately for us, God’s gifts go to those God chooses, not those we choose. An example is forgiveness: those who have done the most wrong are those who receive the greatest forgiveness when they turn to God – perhaps at times we begrudge this gift. Today’s lesson is simply this: God’s ways are not our ways, God’s thought are not our thoughts.

 

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND

FOR HOME MISSION SUNDAY

This weekend the Bishops of England and Wales invite parishes to celebrate Home Mission Sunday to encourage every massgoing Catholic to respond urgently to the call to evangelise. With most massgoing Catholics feeling the pain and sorrow caused by a large number of family members and friends not practising their faith, there is an urgency for us all to consider afresh how we might respectfully and joyfully reach out to our absent brothers and sisters. Thank you for your support.

 

SALFORD CATHEDRAL

You are invited to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham on Wednesday, 24th September at Salford Cathedral. Rosary & Confession at 7pm followed by Holy Mass at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served after Mass. All Welcome.

 

THE YEAR OF CANONISATION OF TWO POPES

This year saw the canonisation of two Popes, St. John XIII and St. John Paul II. To mark this event in the life of the church two talks have been organised.

St. John Paul II – ‘His life, ministry and vision’

Tuesday, 16th September at 7.30pm

St. John XXIII – ‘His life, ministry and vision’

Wednesday 15th October at 7.30pm

Both talks will take place at St. Gabriel’s RC High School, Bridge Road, Bury BL9 0TZ. £5 per person per talk.

 

ST. RICHARD’S MISSION BOXES

Edward Sutcliffe will collect the Red Mission boxes at the Masses at St. Richard’s on the 27th/28th September.

 

BINGO

Takes place every Sunday evening at 8.00pm in St. Richard’s Sacristy.  Everyone Welcome.

 

ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE – DATES FOR DIARY

Benefit Dance for J.J. Colbert next Friday, 27th September from 7.30pm till late. Music by Ged Graham plus special guests. £3 per ticket (£5 on the door). For further information contact Brenda Harkin on 07746 798 609.

 

Macmillan Coffee MorningYou are all invited to join us after Mass next Sunday, 28th September in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Cakes and refreshments will be available including bacon/sausage barm or toasted sandwich with tea/coffee.

 

Christmas Fair– Sunday 7th December

Volunteers required – if you would like to help at the Christmas Fair, please put your name and phone number on the list at the back of Church.

Donations of Toiletries, Bric-a-Brac, Fancy Goods, Bottles, Games, Books plus items for our Father Christmas’ Grotto.  Your support is needed to help make our Christmas Fair a great success. A box can be found at the back of church for any donations. Thank you

 

Last weekend’s raffle prize of a Dinner Set was won by Mike Scally. Green Ticket No.841 – 845 Serial No. AB859128.

 

Many thanks to all who supported last Sunday afternoon’s fundraiser for The Christie which raised £1,500.

 

BULLETIN

Items for the Bulletin can be left at the Presbytery or emailed to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.